Many cars are shown off at a past High Country Cruise event. This year, eager classic car fans can check out various automobiles during the Susanville Street Rodders’ event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. File photo

Check out classic cars at High Country Cruise

Classic car aficionados, or even those just looking for a fun afternoon, can check out the variety of pre-1975 cars and trucks at the 19th annual High Country Cruise event, hosted by the Susanville Street Rodders.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds, attendees can stop by, appreciate the array of classic cars, enter raffles and eat some food.

“Hopefully everyone will have a good time and enjoy themselves,” said coordinator Rich Sussen, crossing his fingers there is no smoke lingering in the air.

So far this year, there are already more vehicles pre-registered than last year. Sussen hopes 100 vehicles can line the grounds at the fairgrounds.

However, this year will feature some new aspects.

According to Sussen, car showers have the opportunity to win two new awards.

He said a woman from Alturas, in honor of her late veteran husband, will be conducting a Veterans Memorial Award, where she’ll pick her favorite car or truck, shown by a participating veteran.

Additionally, kids get their say this year.

Attendees 15 years old and younger will get to pick up a Kids’ Choice ballot, along with their official judge sticker, and cast their vote for their favorite automobile.

Classic vehicle owners can pre-register or register the morning of the event.

The registration fee, according to Sussen, goes back to charity.

For more information, call Sussen at 257-3857, or email: [email protected].